The Pleasanton school board will discuss updating the handbook detailing its procedures, practices and responsibilities at a meeting Tuesday night.
The regularly scheduled meeting will get underway at 7 p.m. in the district office boardroom following closed session.
The school board and Superintendent Rick Rubino were scheduled to discuss the board's governance handbook, which was last revised in 2014, at its July 30 special meeting. However, the item was postponed because they ran out of time.
The board will address meeting procedures and practices as a part of this discussion. The governance handbook outlines the board's roles and responsibilities as well as protocols for various situations, including handling concerns from the public and school visits.
The school board is expected to provide recommendations for possible revisions to the handbook as needed.
Administrators will also ask the school board to approve a resolution regarding emergency repairs that took place at Pleasanton Middle School in January. On Jan. 15, a water pipe unexpectedly burst and caused significant water damage in the 700 Building. Classes were relocated while the building was restored.
Because PUSD administrators deemed this an emergency, the district immediately contracted with American Technologies Inc. to repair the water damage at a cost of $162,000. A claim was filed with the district's insurance carrier, as well.
The repairs exceeded a state-set threshold that dictates that construction contracts over $15,000 be publicly bid. However, a section of California Public Contract Code states that a school board can make a contract without inviting bids in an emergency situation.
By approving the resolution, the board would verify the events and affirm that the district's actions were permissible.
The board will also talk about whether it wants to nominate any of its members to the California School Boards Association. The organization is seeking Asian, Pacific Islander and Hispanic individuals to fill director-at-large positions. The board would place a formal nomination on a future agenda.
At the beginning of the meeting, the board will also recognize PUSD staff who helped prepare for the opening of schools.
At 6 p.m., the board of trustees will meet in closed session to confer with its labor negotiator and discuss anticipated litigation with legal counsel.
The district boardroom is located at 4665 Bernal Ave.